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and materials. >> laura, thank you for joining us. >> great to be with you. >> we are trying to let folks know what happened at this big nuclear security summit that was just in seoul, korea. how do you assess what happened there? >> i thought it was a really great moment of coming together of 58 global leaders looking at the various issues of nuclear security. this was a concept invented by president obama in his speech in product in 2009. the first was held in the u.s. in 2010. two years later, we have gathered even more leaders together to focus on the seriousness of the risk of terrorism, the vulnerability of nuclear material are on the world, the international cooperation it will take to secure that material and prevent it from coming into that hands of terrorists. >> so it is material as well as existing weaponry? >> that is right. it covers both sets of concerns. >> and then you take -- what level of know how it is concerned, how you put things together. >> that is right. >> in the u.s., we are concerned nowadays more worth -- correct me if i'm wrong. a suitcase bomb? >> and improvised
of the least corrupt countries in terms of democracy. for us, democracy is part of our culture. when we do the things that a democratic state is expected of, it is because it was easy for us because it was already part of our culture. >> part of the culture? i am reading about botswana and i read stability, and as you mentioned, the least corrupt country in africa. this is part of a culture, huh? >> yes, it is. we have a system which is like an open court. there are disputes that we can settle there. there is a plaintiff and a defendant. everyone and anyone is allowed to sit there. men and women. the chief presides over the gathering and this would be a case between the plaintiff and defendant. everyone is allowed to comment. is it for the plaintiff or for the defendant? no one will be told that their point is not important. that is real tolerance. then, now, we also use this as we continue to use it traditionally for disputes. >> so, anyone could bring a case? >> anyone and everyone can bring a case. your average village has no less than 10 or 12. now, the minister also used that system f
celebrated for south africa. tell us a bit about it. >> freedom day comes as a hard one for the overwhelming majority who, by definition, are the black party. it comes as the result of a long hard stratifies and struggles. it comes after long years of imprisonment for nelson mandela. it comes for -- comes after 50 years of exile for many south africans. and it comes after years of arkansas association, of national unity, and forgiveness. -- years of segregation, working for national unity and forgiveness. >> turn the clock back a little bit for us and tell us a little bit about growing up in south africa in the 1960's and 1970's. >> my recollections are far more in the 1970's. but i can into south africa in the 1970's were my parents had been absolutely distant. is the ticket in which nelson mandela would go to jail. -- is the decade in which nelson mandela would go to jail. when many would go into exile. there is the killing of people in places like soweto. the assassination of the president of the african national congress. people go into the 1970's in a very fearful moment. the generation
and led the arab spring, a bit in it, if we can use the phrase in that whole part of the world. >> absolutely. tunisia led the revolution and for me as a tunisia i think barry revolution is not done -- it is done once we reach a real democracy. that real democracy, we are building it now. , but the idea of one country leading to the end, and we of the first country now to draft a constitution, the first country that had elections and we will be the first country that will have another election by march. so, the idea ois to take this energy we had from the revolution and to take it until the day we will reach the real democracy. >> are the people optimistic? the worddon't think fits now because it is really a time of uncertainty. we don't know what is happening exactly. we are not seeing how will be the future. but if i could speak for myself, yes, i am optimistic and i have been optimistic even under ben ali's regime so it is not now i am giving up my hopes and optimism. i am optimistic because i see people fighting every day in that country to make this story a success. that i
so much for sitting with us. >> thank you for having me. >> what brought you to the attention of the government over there in yemen? >> i would like to say they did not really pay attention to me as an activist and a woman because they did not pay attention to women in a country, and that as a privilege because we can do our own activism and spoke -- focus more on our work. but when they contacted me, they said that this is what we need to do. they were watching what hosni mubarak was doing in egypt and were thinking what we -- what needed to be done. but they've were not honest with that. they just wanted to observe the anger. so, that did not work. i would answer your questions setting it is social media. i was working as a journalist g. i have been working as a journalist for six years and i never heard a comment from them, but once i started using social media as a journalist and i started to share the information i had and the documents i had, that is how they paid attention. >> what were you posting? what were you saying on your reporting on the internet? >> i was postin
the world." thank you so much for joining us, sitting down and talking a little bit about "vital voices." if somebody is just running and bumping up against this phrase and this term and organization for the first time, what would you say? >> if i had two seconds i would say investing in women to improve the world. >> investing in women to improve the world. how does that show up on a day- to-day basis? >> we searched the world for what we believe is the most extraordinary untapped potential, women leaders. they could be women safeguarding human rights, building a stronger political systems, women who are pulling people out of poverty through finance and entrepreneurship, and we invest in that. they are leading networks of other so we know by investing them they will pull up the entire network. >> when you say invest, how do you invest? >> not through money necessarily. more through social and human capital investment. what i mean by that is connecting them to a network of their peers, which i think is important because leadership, you know, is a very lonely occupation. they are trailbl
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